Mooseletter – April 25, 2016

From the Office of the Dean
Carlos E. Díaz Rosillo

Issues of the Week
As all of you know, reading period officially begins on April 28th, so no parties are allowed starting on April 28th (with the exception of the House formal). The House tries to maintain an atmosphere of quiet and study during this time, so be sensitive to your neighbors in suites and public spaces. Along with parties, loud music and late night courtyard conversations (even at a regular volume) are also not allowed. Thanks for your cooperation with this!

Exam Problems
If you have two exams at the exact same time (this does not include two exams at different times
on the same day), or if you have an exam scheduled at a time which conflicts with a religious observance, contact the Exams Office, 5-1542, as soon as possible. The exams schedule is available on the registrar’s web page at www.registrar.fas.harvard.edu.

Carlos’s Office Hours
Monday, April 25: 9-11 am, open
Tuesday, April 26: 9-11 am, open
Wednesday, April 27: 2-5 pm, open
Friday, May 29: 1-3 pm, by appointment
Please drop by for open office hours between the times that are indicated above. To sign up for an appointment please email Diana at hovsep@fas.harvard.edu. My office is at E303H. If these times don’t work, email me at dunsterhousedean@fas.harvard.edu or call the House office 5-2263 or for alternate times.

Tutor On-Call
The tutor on-call from April 25-May 2, is Sole Prillaman. She resides in DeWolfe 10-54, and can be reached at 713-4791-7980 in the event of an emergency.

Quote of the Week
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. ~ David Bly

Prizes and Awards

The House Commencement Program will include your name, concentration, and honors. The program will be distributed to your family and friends just prior to the ceremonies at Dunster. As space permits, we list as many of your Harvard prizes and awards as we can. Because we rely almost exclusively on you for the information about your awards, please report any prizes and awards you have won during ALL your four years at Harvard. Please email me (hovsep@fas.harvard.edu) with that information.

Important Dates
April 27, Wednesday
Last day of spring term classes.
Students leaving the College after this date are charged full housing/room fees.

April 28, Thursday
Last day in the spring term upon which undergraduates will ordinarily be granted a leave of absence from the College.

Students leaving the College by this date are charged three quarters of tuition, and the Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged the full amount of those costs.

April 28, Thursday, through May 4, Wednesday
READING PERIOD

May 5, Thursday, through May 14, Saturday
EXAMINATION PERIOD
See the Registrar’s website for exam times and locations for spring term courses.

May 15, Sunday
Non-graduates must vacate their rooms by noon.

May 26, Thursday
Harvard University Commencement.

May 27, Friday
Graduating seniors must vacate their rooms by 5 pm.

May 30, Monday
University holiday: Memorial Day.

Tutor Spotlight – Greg Leya
WHERE IS YOUR HOMETOWN?
Oak Brook, IL (western suburbs of Chicago)
TELL US SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT WHERE YOU GREW UP.
Aside from Chicago being one of the greatest cities in the world that I hope you all get a chance to visit, McDonald’s is headquartered in Oak Brook.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SIBLINGS?
Older sister, Marysa
DID YOU HAVE ANY PETS WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP?
No pets, though my sister was always trying to talk my parents into getting an Airedale terrier—no luck yet…
WHAT SPORTING OR OTHER EVENT DO YOU ENJOY WATCHING?
Tennis is at the top, then hockey (esp. the Chicago Blackhawks) and soccer
TELL US SOMETHING ADVENTUROUS YOU HAVE DONE.
Skydiving over the Swiss Alps
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
Blue
WHAT IS YOUR MUST DO/SEE EXPERIENCE IN BOSTON?
Go for a jog along the Charles River when the leaves a changing color in the fall
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEAL?
Steak
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT?
Some type of sundae with raspberries and blueberries
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Whether they’re smiling
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU WANT PEOPLE TO NOTICE ABOUT YOU?
Hopefully that I’m welcoming and friendly
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ACTORS?
Steve McQueen, Colin Firth, Julie Andrews, Tom Hanks
WHAT KIND OF MOVIES DO YOU LIKE?
Action and classic war movies
WHO ARE YOUR HEROES?
My dad
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVORITE VACATION?
Adventure filled vacation in the Alps or some other mountain range
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON AND WHY?
Spring, everything is green and there isn’t a better time to be outside
WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU READ RECENTLY THAT YOU RECOMMEND?
“Born to Run”
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Europe, Poland (hoping this will say New Zealand by the end of med school)
WHAT IS A HOBBY YOU WISH YOU HAD MORE TIME FOR?
Enjoying the outdoors (hiking, biking, etc.)
TELL US SOMETHING WE PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Fluent in Polish
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT DUNSTER HOUSE?
Cliché, but absolutely the people!

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Diana G. Hovsepian
Dunster House, E303A
945 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138
617.495.2263

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About hovsep

Hi everyone, my name is Diana Hovsepian and I am the academic coordinator in Dunster House. I have been working here since 2009: helping with your academic questions and issues, managing student records, organizing and helping with House events and Commencement. I also am here to aid you in coordinating your medical school application process and getting your recommendations in order, so please visit me if you have any questions. I also serve as a sophomore academic adviser in the House. Every Monday, I publish the Mooseletter in the dining hall and in your inboxes with news from our offices, which include academic deadlines, upcoming House events, and information from the Registrar’s office. If you find that you have any questions about academics, need to get in contact with the Resident Dean or just want to chat, please email me or stop by my office at E303A! When I am not in Dunster, I am spending time with my husband, our children, and our Boston Terrier in Bedford, MA. I love traveling, reading, watching movies, and I am always on the lookout for recommendations if you have any. Let’s have another great year in Dunster!